Cherokee County


Pvt. Robert Coon





Our Neighbors in the Services

Washta, Iowa

Pvt. Robert Coon, son of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Coon of Washta, was wounded for the fourth time during his service overseas on March 25, in action in Germany, according to information received by his parents. For his gallantry and meritorious service in action and wounds suffered in battle Pvt. Coon has been awarded four oak leaf clusters, the Silver Star and the Purple Heart. He went overseas in October 1944, and was sent immediately into combat with Gen. Patton’s Third army. His wife, Ardis, and their children, Carolyn and Dennis are residing in Moville. Pvt. Coon and his family lived in Sioux City before he entered the service. In his last letter home he stated that he is in a hospital in France.

Source: The Sioux City Journal, April 19, 1945